One of the advantages of choosing cremation services in Seattle, WA is that you and your family have more options for honoring your loved one. While our staff is available to plan a full memorial, we also offer a basic cremation package that is ideal for those who want to handle a personal memorial at home or at a meaningful location.
Whether you choose traditional cremation in our powerful cremator or the eco-friendly Aquamation ashes, cremation ashes are sterile and safe and can be used in many creative ways. In this article, we’ll look at some unique ways these ashes can be used to celebrate your loved one’s life and passions.
Ink and Paint
If your loved one was artistic in life, they can continue to help those closest to them create after their passing. Cremation ashes can be mixed into art or ink and be used to paint a tribute or write a letter or a sheet of music. Ashes are neutral in color and won’t affect the texture of paint or ink if mixed smoothly.
An Eternal Tribute
One of the most popular options for cremation ashes is to have them made into jewelry, especially diamonds. We can put you in touch with a third-party jewelry company that takes cremation ashes and compresses them into small diamonds. These near-indestructible stones will last and make an eye-catching piece of jewelry, eliminating the risk of an urn being spilled.
Out With a Bang
For those whose loved ones lived life on the wild side, there’s a more explosive option for honoring them. Third-party companies can create fireworks that incorporate cremation ashes, making it possible to turn the remains into a dazzling display. This is a perfect way to end a memorial service with a tribute that lights up the night sky.
Love on the Skin
Because cremation ashes are sterile, there is no risk to the skin from having them incorporated into tattoo ink. If you’re someone who likes skin art, it’s increasingly common to get a tattoo honoring a departed loved one. Some tattoo parlors can take cremation ashes and mix them into the ink used for the tattoo, creating a permanent and meaningful tribute.
A Towering Tribute
For our eco-friendly clients, there are few things more inspiring than a fast-growing tree. That’s why companies are now offering a line of biodegradable urns that incorporate the ashes into a container holding seeds. When planted, the urn slowly breaks down and the seeds are released, growing into a tree that incorporates the remains. For generations to come, loved ones will have a living reminder of their loved one.
These are only some of the creative options that can celebrate your loved one’s legacy, and when you choose Seattle, WA cremation services we’re happy to help you pull off the perfect memorial. Contact Columbia Funeral Home & Crematory to set up a consultation at our offices at 4567 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle, WA, 98118, or reach us on our website or by phone at (206) 722-1100.